DIfferent Exchanges and Tickers

By xiexgp@gmail.com, November 2, 2013

Travis, what is difference between, for example, TSX-V:KLH and OTC:SBOTF? I think it’s to do with stock exchanges but which ones and does it make any difference on which exchange invest through? Thank you, Sue.

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Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe
Yes, in your example that’s the same stock traded through two different systems: the venture exchange in Canada (that’s TSX-V, the stock would often be abbreviated as KLH.V), which is the home listing for this stock and the place where it files any required reports with regulators (you’d find them in Canada’s SEDAR — sort of like the SEC’s EDGAR database); and the over the counter (OTC) trading system in the US, which isn’t a real stock exchange but is a standardized ticker that brokers can use in trading securities that are unlisted back and forth in computer networks (or… Read more »

Thanks very much, Travis. Can I print copy of this or could you send it to Email? Sue.

just as a follow-up to the excellent explanation of stock tickers by Travis, it never ceases to amaze me how much difficulty some subscribers seem to have in buying Canadian stocks. As a long time investor I am not aware of ANY Canadian broker platform that does not allow us to purchase U.S. stocks on-line. Since we are neighbours with substantial two-way trade I can not understand WHY U.S. brokers would not reciprocate, certainly if I lived in the U.S. I would not consider dealing with a broker where I could not buy Canadian stocks on-line. As one of the… Read more »
Lynn Clark, Stock Gumshoe

Sue: To print it, click “Print Friendly Version” in green, just under your post, and above Travis’s response.